In the Spanish top flight, the decisive final spurt of the season is about to begin, and it remains exciting not only in the championship battle, but also in the relegation battle. Numerous teams are currently in danger of relegation. Among them are Huesca and Elche, who meet at the start of the 30th match day of La Liga.
As the odds comparison of AFT shows, the home side from the northeast of Spain is favored in the relegation battle. For a home win of Huesca against Elche odds of 2.10, a forecast on the guests, however, is rewarded in the case of success with odds beyond the 3.00 mark.
Last week, the “Oscenses” from Huesca set the course for the six-point game against Elche CF with an away win at Levante, minimizing the gap to the table neighbors to two points. If head coach Pacheta’s team also wins Friday’s match, the blue-red team will move closer to the bottom of the table for the time being.
Prediction & Live Odds for Huesca vs. Elche 09/04/2021
Both promoted teams are in danger of relegation nine matchdays before the end of the season, and the starting position for SD Huesca is far worse than that of Elche CF. After all, the guests are still in a non-relegation spot for the time being. On Friday evening, the 30th matchday kicks off with a relegation clash between the two table neighbors.
Huesca, with the home advantage at the Estadio El Alcoraz, is the favorite in the six-point game. Considering how weak Elche CF has been away from home so far, the Oscenses’ role as favorites is not at all surprising. The visitors have lost six of their last seven away games. The 17th-placed team in La Liga has been without an away win since October 2020.
After the away win in Levante, SD Huesca has tasted blood and is now aiming for two wins in a row for the first time this season. With three points against the league neighbors from Elche, Huesca can leave the bottom of the table and take a non-relegation place by their own efforts. If the recent performance is continued, that scenario is quite obvious.
We therefore tend to a home win and place our bet on Huesca vs. Elche at good odds on the “Oscenses”. ✅
Huesca – statistics & current form
For only the second time in the club’s history, SD Huecsa is represented in the Spanish top flight, but as in the premiere season 2018/19, relegation to the second division is threatening again. Nine matchdays before the end of the season, the “Oscenses” are namely in 18th place in the table and are therefore dependent on every point.
Last week, the team around head coach Pacheta celebrated an away win at Levante, for the promoted team it was only the fourth victory this season. Because the league neighbors from Elche only played a draw, SD Huesca’s gap to a non-relegation place has been minimized to two points.
Already on Friday night, the “Oscenses” can leave the relegation zone, but for this they need to win the six-point game against the “Franjiverdes” from Elche. The best bookmakers see Huecsa as favorites against Elche and offer odds of 2.10 for a bet on the home side.
Can Huesca break free from the relegation battle?
For the first time this season, the “Oscenses” are looking to record two wins in a row, and the promoted team is counting on home advantage against its league rivals. In the last five home games, there was only one win, but the team of head coach Pacheta showed a clear upward trend.
After all, Huesca scored a total of six goals against La Liga’s eighth and ninth-placed teams, and only suffered a narrow home defeat (1:2) against the royals from Madrid. If the 18th-placed team builds on its recent performance against Levante, three points in the six-point game against Elche is a distinct possibility.
Pacheta is expected to forgo any major changes to the starting eleven. On offense, Rafa Mir (10 goals, 1 assist) remains set at the top, after all, the Wolves loanee scored the decisive two goals in last week’s away win against Levante. It’s quite possible that Mir will score on Friday night as well.
Predicted lineup of Huesca:
Fernandez – Pulido, Siovas, Insua – Galan, Ferreiro, Mosquera, Seoane, Maffeo – Mir, Ramirez.
Elche – Statistics & current form
The current form crisis at the “Franjiverdes” from Elche is by no means surprising, after all, the promoted team had to master a demanding game schedule in recent weeks. Defeats against Real Madrid and Sevilla were followed by two draws against Betis and Getafe.
As the 17th-place team in the table, however, the cushion on the relegation zone has narrowed, with only two points separating Elche CF from the red zone. The last time Fran Escribá’s team was in a relegation spot was on Matchday 26, and since then the “Franjiverdes” have managed to avoid going into the bottom of the table.
Against SD Huesca on Friday evening, Elche CF will face a groundbreaking match in the relegation battle, especially since with three points against the direct promotion rivals, they will also be ahead in the H2H standings. In the event of a tie, Elche CF would have the lead.
Will Elche remain winless away from home?
The “Franjiverdes” have only picked up ten of their 26 points on foreign soil so far this season. Since October 2020, Elche has not won a single away game in La Liga, and the 17th-placed team has recently suffered six away defeats in its last seven away games. Only in the last away match against Getafe Elche CF took a point.
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The guests from Elche will approach the away match in Huesca largely in their best lineup, serious absences are not to be complained about at the “Franjiverdes”. Compared to the starting eleven that took a point against Betis Sevilla last matchday, no changes are expected.
Predicted lineup of Elche:
Badia – Mojica, Verdu, Calvo, Palacios – Morente, Guti, Marcone, Fidel – Carillo, Milla.